Nokia and Symbian mobiles under attack from new worm

by admin January 22, 2008 at 4:15 pm

A new SymbianOS worm has been discovered to be actively spreading on various mobile phone networks harvesting phone numbers stored in contact lists to send multimedia messages. The incident, while still relatively contained, could signal a trend to mobile phone malware exploitation that security firms have long been predicting as inevitable.

According to security firm, Fortinet, the worm, deemed SymbOS/Beselo.A!worm is able to run on several Symbian S60 enabled devices. These devices include, but may not be limited to, Nokia 6600, 6630, 6680, 7610, N70 and N72 phones.

After an installation phase, the worm engages in a propagation routine.

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